Contact Cashier's Office
Location: A-205 - Notar Admin Bldg.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thurs - 8:00am - 6:00pm
Billing / Payment Information
Registering for classes creates a financial obligation which you should fully understand and be prepared to satisfy before you register. As part of our course registration process, all students must E-sign a Financial Obligation Agreement. This constitutes your promise to pay tuition, fees, and any other authorized charges on your account. If you register PRIOR to the tuition due date, your financial obligation must be satisfied by the tuition due date (published each semester). If you register AFTER the tuition due date, you must satisfy your obligation at the time of registration. The College does not mail bills. Instead, once billing is opened for a given semester, you can view your schedule/bill on demand via your Banner Web secure login.
Depending on your account status, your financial obligation can be satisfied the following ways:
- Pay your bill in full by cash, check, or credit card. Payments sent through the mail can be made by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. Online payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. In-person payments can be made by any method, and will be accepted in our Cashier's Office located in Room A205. For your protection, the College does not accept credit card payments over the phone.
- If you opt to sign up for the Tuition Payment Plan, you must complete a payment plan agreement and submit it to the Cashier's Office along with your first payment and the non-refundable payment plan fee. Contact the Cashier's Office for more information.
- A student with enough anticipated financial aid to cover your entire bill, no further action is needed. If you have partial financial aid benefits, simply pay any balance due in full OR choose the Tuition Payment Plan option.
Failure to satisfy your financial obligation to the College by established due dates will put your account in a delinquent status. This will result in the assessment of late fees and a possible hold on your account. If you change your mind about attending NCCC, you must formally withdraw BEFORE the start of the semester to avoid a financial obligation to the College.
Important Note about Delinquent Status Accounts: The College reserves the right, but not the responsibility, to drop a student's classes when a student's account is in a delinquent status.
The NCCC Tuition Payment Plan affords students the opportunity to pay their term bill in as many as four monthly installments. You must complete a payment plan application each term you wish to participate in this option. You will find applications in our Billing Information Brochure available on the web at www.niagaracc.suny.edu, in the Cashier's Office (Room A205) or by calling 716-614-6443. You will be charged a non-refundable fee to participate in this plan.
View the current payment plans available on this page.
New York State Non-Resident (Out-of-County) Charges
If you have been a legal resident of New York State for the past year but you have lived outside Niagara County, you will be charged tuition at the non-resident rate. The non-resident premium (difference between the resident and non-resident rates) will be credited back to your account if you provide a valid Certificate of Residence from your county of legal residence within the first three weeks of the start of the term. The Certificate of Residence received from your county of legal residence is usually valid for one academic year and must be renewed annually. Certificates cannot be issued more than 60 days before the start of the term for which you are registered.
View the Residency Policy.
Using Financial Aid as Payment
To use financial aid to cover tuition and fee charges you must apply for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA application) and should allow at least three weeks processing time. New York State aid programs (TAP, APTS) require at least four weeks processing time. Your aid must be fully processed before it can be applied as a credit to your student billing account.
All financial aid is tentative until you attend classes. Financial aid will not pay for classes in which you enroll but do not attend. Be aware that if you drop a class or classes your financial aid benefits, including student loans, may be reduced or withdrawn. You are responsible for any balance due as a result of loss of financial aid benefits for any reason. Before you drop any classes, make sure to check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your aid benefits will be affected. If you intend to drop any of your classes (or all, in the case of withdrawal), you should consider doing so before the start of the semester. After the semester begins, you will be held responsible for a portion (or all) of the cost associated with dropped courses in accordance with the refund schedule accessed here.